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August 2nd, 2009
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February 22nd, 2010

After the rumors from last week it is finaly clear, Samsung put a new firmware for the I7500 Galaxy to the web. The greatest thing this is a Android Donut release. Continue reading New Android 1.6 (Donut) firmware from Samsung is out

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February 4th, 2010

The standard Galaxy kernel based on a very old 2.6.27 version and their are lot of changes after this kernel. So i planed to upgrade the kernel to the version which used the N1 Google phone. I prefer to start from the Samsung update3, because it is the latest and i hope the wlan driver has the needed fixes.

I created a diff between the andoid-msm-2.6.27 and update3. The diff-file is 9mb big and shows that 800 files are different.

These subprojects must be ported to the new 2.6.29 kernel, also many other files:

arch/arm/boot
arch/arm/configs
arch/arm/include/asm
arch/arm/kernel
arch/arm/mach-msm
arch/arm/mm
drivers/base/power
drivers/bluetooth
drivers/char
drivers/cpufreq
drivers/dpram
drivers/i2c/busses
drivers/input
drivers/leds
drivers/media
drivers/mfd
drivers/misc
drivers/mmc
drivers/mtd
drivers/net
drivers/net/wireless/broadcom/
drivers/serial
drivers/spi
drivers/usb
drivers/video
include
init
kernel
lib
mm
net
scripts
security
sound

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February 4th, 2010

After a long time without any news from Samsung to upgrade their Samsung i7500 Galaxy from the old 1.5 android version to a newer one, the community will make this job. Continue reading The community-port of android 2.1 Eclair for Samsung I7500 Galaxy

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February 4th, 2010

The diffs between the Galaxy kernel source from Samsungs update2 to update3 are very small. Continue reading Diffs between update2 and update3 for Samsung Galaxy Kernel source

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September 10th, 2009

Today Samsung release a new firmware update for the Galaxy. And this is really needed after the last update. The new firmware version is I7500XXIH8 with CSC I7500VIAIH4.

WARNING: Wipe/factory reset is needed. All data will be lost! Make a backup  before updating! Continue reading New firmware IH8 is out

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September 8th, 2009

A howto for compiling a linux kernel for the Samsung Galaxy was requested. If you interested read this article. Continue reading Howto: Compile a linux kernel for Samsung Galaxy

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September 2nd, 2009

After this comment from my multitouch article, i compiled a new kernel and flash it on my Galaxy. After a few test here the results:

one finger test:

<4>[  882.901393] x 249, y  66, z  53, finger   1, width   0
<4>[  882.923068] x 222, y  72, z   0, finger   0, width   0

two finger test: Continue reading Samsung Galaxy recognize more as one finger

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August 17th, 2009

Samsung has the source code of the linux kernel from the GT-I7500 Galaxy released. This make it possible to searching the sources about multitouch support.

After reading the function static void melfas_ts_work_func(struct work_struct *work) and comparing Continue reading Confirmed: No multitouch support in the driver for Samsung Galaxy

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August 17th, 2009

Today, Samsung has released the source code of the GT-I7500 Galaxy. In the zip file is the full source of the used kernel, bluez and some scripts. Continue reading Source code from Samsung Galaxy is out

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August 16th, 2009

Sometimes i need to see the system log from my android mobile. As root on android i can see this in the terminal with dmesg. But i want to see it on my desktop computer.

The Android SDK has the solution. Simple Continue reading Reading the logs of Android on your computer

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